No Use Crying Over Spilled Fish: Thousands Of Salmon Given Away - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

No Use Crying Over Spilled Fish: Thousands Of Salmon Given Away

SPOKANE, Wash. – Two days after thousands of salmon spilled onto Interstate 90 after a semi-truck crashed, we know what happened to the fish:  they were given away.

Adam, from Adam's Towing, in Ritzville said the insurance company did not want to pay the cost of towing the fish to British Columbia where they originated. 

Adam took the fish to Ritzville where they became the talk of the town:  neighbors and friends descended on the home with offers to take the salmon.  Adam says 12 hours later they were all given away.

The insurance company reportedly told Adam the salmon were not fit for human consumption.  Many of Adam's friends told him the fish would be used for animal feed and fertilized.

The salmon were en route to a Chicago distributor when the driver swerved to avoid a deer Wednesday morning.

Authorities closed one lane of Interstate 90 for several hours to clear the salmon off the roadway.

The driver sustained minor injuries but returned to British Columbia the next day.

 

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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